Business Management Officer,15M00000160
City of Richmond, VA - Virginia

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This position in unclassified and serves at the will of the Appointing Authority.
Residency is required within 12 months of hire.
The purpose of the class is to oversee budgets, accounting, procurement and personnel functions within City departments. The class is responsible for assisting department directors as chief financial and personnel advisor. The class plans, organizes, and implements programs within major organizational policies; reports progress of major activities to executive level administrators through reports and conferences. Other positions in this classification are responsible for City wide programs spanning several departments and State and Federal agencies. Supervision: Exercised : Classification typically supervises. Received : Incumbent reporting relationship is based on department. Note : Other reporting relationships may apply

Example of Duties:
The City of Richmond-Department of Justice Services is seeking a qualified individual with experience to fill the position of Business Management Officer. Successful candidate will be responsible for the oversight of the budget, accounting, procurement and payroll functions within Justice Services and assisting the Director, Deputy Directors and Program Managers as Chief Financial Adviser. The candidate works within broad policy and organizational guidelines, independently planning and implementing projects and reports progress of major activities to executive level administrators through periodic reports and meetings .

Duties include but are not limited to the following:
Develop and implement appropriate policy and procedures to ensure proper delivery of services.
Prepare departmental quarterly financial reports, special studies, budget projections and other financial reports as requested.
Manage the financial support staff to ensure proper delivery of services.
Work closely with key stakeholders, Program Managers, Court Service Unit Director/Deputy Director, DJJ Grant Coordinator, DCJS Grant Coordinator, Procurement, Budget, Finance, Payroll and HR.
Monitor the status of all contracts within the department.
Upload required information into database systems, e.g., GMIS, DJJ Web application, GMS and BRASS.
Train new personnel on RAPIDS (Self service & KABA).
Serve as backup to HR Liaison.
Assure compliance with local, state and federal regulations.
Establish and maintain a system of measures to assess program goals and outcomes.
Develop, administer and monitor budget to ensure appropriate expenditures and operations of division programs.
Establish individual accounts for new personnel to have access to various systems within agency.
Primary contact for all financial data.
Work independently and complete tasks with minimal supervision.
Possess excellent writing, facilitation, and public relations skills.

Qualifications, Special Certifications and Licenses:
Requires Bachelor's degree or training equivalent to four years of college, Master’s degree preferred. Requires four years of experience. An equivalent combination of training and experience (as approved by the department) may be used to meet the minimum qualifications of the classification. No Special Certification or License required.

Preferred candidate will have an advanced certification/ degree in the administration of Justice or Public Administration; and experience in the Public Sector.

Americans with Disabilities Act Requirements:
PHYSICAL AND DEXTERITY REQUIREMENTS: Physical and dexterity refers to the requirement for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body movement.

Requires sedentary work that involves walking or standing some of the time and involves exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis and routine keyboard operations.

ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS: Environmental hazards refer to the job conditions that may lead to injury or health hazards even though precautions have been taken.

The job risks no exposure to any environmental hazards.

SENSORY REQUIREMENTS: Sensory ability refers to hearing, sight, touch, taste, and smell required by the job.

The job requires normal visual acuity, and field of vision, hearing and speaking.


The City of Richmond, Virginia is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires the City to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are invited to discuss accommodations.

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